There are 5 ways to get from Stirling to Ayr by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr

$25 - $31

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Bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M8 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street) 923

$10 - $21

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Bus, line 4 bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M8 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) X76 / ...
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Ayr, Cathcart Street 4 / ...

$21 - $28

Taxi  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Stirling to Ayr 62.8 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Stirling to Ayr 62.8 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Ayr is to bus which costs £7 - £17 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Ayr is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 1 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stirling station to Ayr. However, there are services departing from Stirling, Bus Station and arriving at Ayr, Cathcart Street via Buchanan Bus Station and Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Stirling and Ayr is 53 miles. The road distance is 62.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Ayr without a car is to train which takes 1 h 54 min and costs £19 - £24.

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Stirling to Ayr, including transfers.

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Stirling to Ayr bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stirling, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Ayr is to train which takes 1 h 54 min and costs £19 - £24. Alternatively, you can bus and line 4 bus, which costs £16 - £22 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Stirling to Ayr bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Ayr, Cathcart Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Ayr is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to drive from Stirling to Ayr.

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  • Distance: 53.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

What companies run services between Stirling, Scotland and Ayr, Scotland?

You can take a train from Stirling to Ayr via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station), Glasgow, Central Station, and Glasgow Central in around 1 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stirling to Ayr via Buchanan Bus Station and Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) in around 2 h 30 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Ayr, Cathcart Street
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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Taxi from Stirling to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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